Contemporary Review

Founded in 1866, Contemporary Review is a scholarly journal published quarterly. Contemporary Review Company Ltd. owns and publishes this journal, and its editorial headquarters is in Oxford, United Kingdom.Contemporary Review covers a number of topics, including politics, international affairs, literature, art and art history. Its region and its audience are international. Dr. Richard Mullen is the editor; Dr. Alex Kerr is the managing editor; Dr. James Munson is the literary editor; and Anselma Bruce is the associate editor. James LoGerfo, Robin Findlay and Charles Foster are the editorial advisers.

Articles from Vol. 289, No. 1685, Summer

American Images in Today's France
A well-worn shibboleth still much alive, and now wrong-headed, has it that France is inveterately anti-American; when, in fact, the country for the most part has never been more pro-American, or certainly in the forty years or so since I began visiting...
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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus Revisited
'IT seemed in that warm honey-gold afternoon a delectable island in which to spend some years of one's life', mused the writer Lawrence Durrell, having just bought a house in Bellapais, a village about five miles up in the hills above Kyrenia. He was...
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Cyprus-The Geo-Strategic Dimension
The Cyprus problem is not going to disappear. For the present it is on hold, with a UN solution not in sight, though the EU hopes a solution will somehow emerge over the next three years. Professor Clement Dodd, Update on the Cyprus Conflict....
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Kashmir
THE part of the world now known as Jammu and Kashmir is a legendarily beautiful mountainous region of some seven million people located where the borders of India, Pakistan and China meet. It is dominated by the Himalayan mountains which rise to 28,000...
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Mugabe: The Last of Africa's 'Big Men'?
ROBERT Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, is over eighty years old. In the 'first world' a person of this age would have long had their bus pass allowing them free travel on city buses. They would have been in receipt of a state pension for about twenty...
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Schooling and Learning Difficulties in China
SINCE the communist proclamation of the Peoples Republic in 1949 modern China has wrestled, quite successfully, with the problems of mass illiteracy and ignorance. A dictionary published in 1959 contained 49,965 characters, while in 1986 a Chinese...
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Scotland on the Brink?
'SCOTLAND has changed for good and for ever', said the Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond after his party edged ahead of Labour in the elections for the Scottish Parliament on 3 May. 'Never again will we see the Labour Party assume that it...
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Shakespeare, Marlowe and Blair
TONY Blair will never settle into a distinct Shakespearean role. He is an actor, who moves from one part to another. As I write, The Times compares him with Macbeth, as Birnam Wood starts moving in the general direction of Dunsinane: the news is that...
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The End of Blair
ON 27 June Tony Blair will climb into his heavily armoured limousine and be driven the short distance down the Mall to Buckingham Place where he will resign his seals of office to the Queen. It will be just a few weeks more than ten years since the...
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The Prime of Lucas Cranach
A small exhibition of major importance is taking place from 21 June to 23 September at the Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House, London: Temptation in Eden. It is not a comprehensive assemblage of Cranach's works, such as that of 1974, when Dieter Koepplin...
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The Sources of Pakistan's Insecurity
PAKISTAN today is at critical crossroads and many crucial issues that will determine the future of Pakistan have come to the fore. Forty persons were killed and over 200 others were injured in different parts of Karachi on 12 May, when the attempt...
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The World of Paperbacks
We begin this quarter's column with new titles from OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, the first of which is John Blair's The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society ([pounds sterling]19.99), an impressive study of the English church before the Norman Conquest which sheds...
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Travel-Not the Same as in Yesteryear!
WHEN I sit and reflect on how travel has changed through the years, I go back to my own experiences, and these have been extensive. They span most of the twentieth century. During the Second World War and since, I have travelled to some one hundred...
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